Philip Smith

AWARDS
2014 Frankenstein and the Vampyre: RTS West Award, Best Grading (Blair Wallace)
2009 The Virtual Revolution: BAFTA New Media production, Digital Emmy, Rose D'Or nomination
2004 Human Mutants: Broadcast Awards Nomination
2003 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: BAFTA, Royal Television Society, Grierson and Broadcast Awards Nominations
2002 Superfly: Royal Television Society Award, Vega Award: Best International Film
2001 Beyond the Fatal Shore - Money Class and Power: RTS Picture Enhancement (Aidan Farrell), BAFTA Best Photography Nomination (Jeremy Pollard and others) 1999 This is Modern Art: BAFTA Award Best Arts Series, RTS Award Best Arts Series, Indie Award Best Arts Series
1998 Something of a Different Pace: RTS Best Editing (Benjamin Stott)

FILM HISTORY
2017 Richard Wilson travelogue - C4/More4
A travelogue with a twist - the renowned actor travels the wildest parts of Scotland in the utmost luxury after recovering from a serious heart attack.

2017 My Beatles Black Album with Charles Hazlewood
Sky Arts
A unique take on the solo music of The Beatles. Featured session at the Sheffield Documentary Festival.

2016 George Michael - Freedom
- one of the directors on this feature length film for C4 and international broadcasters
2015 Development new history series and IMAX documentary
2012-15 Damien Hirst: The Miraculous Journey

Feature documentary: exclusive access to the creation of one of the world's biggest artistic commissions

2014 Frankenstein and The Vampyre
Drama-documentary retelling the events at the Villa Diodati in Geneva which inspired both Frankenstein and the first modern vampire story. Based on meticulously researched first hand accounts.
2014 3D short promo
2014 Vodafone #Firsts: Rocket Boy
Short films in international campaign (AKQA/Firecracker Films)
2014 Damien Hirst: Relics

Documentary short: Damien Hirst’s largest ever exhibition

2011-13 Jean Nouvel: National Museum of Qatar

Landmark film about an astonishing new building and the Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel.
2012 Series Producer NMQ Oral History Project
2010-11 Wentworth Woodhouse: The Country House Revealed
The tale of family intrigue behind one of the largest houses in Europe still in private hands. Presented by Dan Cruickshank.
2010 Seven Ages of Qatar
Big budget documentary telling the ancient history of a nation through its archaeology. Specialist CGI, drama reconstruction. Commissioned for Qatar's 2010 National Day.
2009 The Virtual Revolution
Opening film in BAFTA and Emmy winning series on the impact of the internet on our lives. Pioneering cross-platform production. Contributions from key players including Bill Gates, Al Gore and Mark Zuckerberg.
2009 Prison Songs
Behind the bars of a high security prison in Granada, Spain - self-shot promo.
2009 The Human Journey
Epic series charting the migration routes taken by our ancestors as they left Africa and spread around the globe. Presented by Alice Roberts.
2008 Ways to Save the Planet
Visual consultant developing style for series
2008 Young John Paul II: Witness to Evil
The story of the young Karol Wojtyla's survival amidst the brutality of Nazi rule and of his first steps towards the Vatican. John Sackville plays the young John Paul II.
2007 Building the Future The latest camera technology and innovative filming techniques capture compelling stories from around the world revealing human efforts to overcome the challenges of climate change.
2006 The Great San Francisco Earthquake
The shocking story of how the city of San Francisco was almost wiped from the map in 1906. A tale of scandal set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters America has experienced.
2005 Fooling Hitler
Jason Durr stars as Lt. Col. David Strangeways in the true story of a team of mavericks brought together to create the greatest deceptions of WW2.
2005 Human Mutants
Groundbreaking films revealing how abnormal human development allows us to understand the human body. Presented by Armand Leroi.
2004 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Panama Canal
Real-life drama exploring the human struggle involved in building the Panama Canal: thousands died and reputations were ruined in the battle to join the oceans.
2003 Visions of Space
Definitive profile of architect Mies van der Rohe whose buildings changed the face of America.
2002 Superfly
An epic story with a tiny hero: the fruitfly. A century of genetics seen from the perspective of the discipline's favourite experimental animal.
2001 Kimonos for Goalposts Frank Skinner travels through Japan and Korea in the build up to the 2002 World Cup Finals.
2000 Beyond The Fatal Shore
Two films in a series revealing Australia's chequered past and complex present. Presented by Robert Hughes.
1999 This is Modern Art
Two films tracing links between contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers, Richard Prince, Sean Landers, Damien Hirst and past masters.


TRAINING, EDUCATION, OTHER
Drama Directing Short Course National Film and Television School
Single camera directing BBC Television
Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism City University, London. Sponsored by BBC
BA Hons English Literature, Wadham College Oxford University
Alsager Comprehensive School, Cheshire
Self-shooting: Sony FS7, F5 and F55, Canon C300, Sony EX3 and Nanoflash, Canon 5D, super 16mm, GoPro Hero 4, DSR 500, Sony Z7, Bolex, super 8mm,
Final Cut Pro, Magic Bullet, Adobe Photoshop